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3 Parenting Tips ~ What to Do When Your Child Is Too Sensitive?

Would you like parenting tips if your child cries too much and acts emotionally hurt too often? Does comforting her increase her sensitivity and crying? Inside you find 3 parenting tips for lessening her tearfulness.

Let's face it some kids are more sensitive than others. If you have a child who is over-sensitive, do you hear these words?

  1. "I don't do anything right."
  2. "I'm no good."
  3. "You don't love me."
  4. "I can't."
  5. "They might laugh at me."

Maybe your child doesn't say anything but just cries. I know this can be frustrating. What can you do?

Try these 3 Parenting Tips:

  1. At times when your child is calm, like after you've read a book to her, fed the animals, or picked up the toys together, ask her, "How do you feel about crying when things go wrong?" Find out what she thinks and feels. If she can't express herself with words very well, have a piece of drawing paper ready. Ask her to draw her feelings about crying and then explain her picture.
  2. Ask your child if she'd like to cry less and use words more. If so, would she like get a reward for speaking instead of crying?
  3. If she answered, "Yes," create a chart together. Post it on the family bulletin board. Each time she speaks instead of crying when things don't go her way, give her a star. When she earns 5 stars, reward her with fun times with you.

Let me know if you use these tips and if your child's over-sensitivity lessens at:

Jean Tracy's Email or click the comment link below and leave your comment.

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 With warm wishes for your parenting success,

Jean

Jean Tracy, MSS

 


3 Parenting Tips ~ Changing the Blaming Child

Does your child shout, "It's your fault?" Are you tired of being blamed when things go wrong? Inside you'll find some parenting tips on what to do when your child blames.

5 Common Statements Parents Hear When Their Child Doesn't Take Responsibility Include:

  1. "You never …"
  2. "You always…"
  3. "You made me…"
  4. "It's not my fault…"
  5. "You should've…"

The problem starts when your child won't take responsibility for his part in problems. What can you do?

3 Parenting Tips for Helping Your Child to Quit Blaming Others for His Mistakes:

  1. Find out what your child's self talk. Ask "Do you think getting in trouble for your mistakes is terrible?" Ask your child this question when things are going well like driving in the car, going for a walk, or washing the dishes together. Using a peaceful time to discuss the blaming problem makes it easier for him to tell you the truth.
  2. Explain how much you admire him when he takes responsibility for his mistakes. The next time he admits his part in a problem, praise him. Let him know how much you respect his honesty.
  3. With your child gather pictures of friends and relatives. Post them on the refrigerator. In the center of the pictures write the words, "Nobody's perfect. Everyone makes mistakes." Discuss the fact that everyone's a mistake maker even his friends and relatives. Tell your child when he admits his mistakes, people will like and trust him more.

Give these 3 parenting tips a try and let me know the results at:

Jean Tracy's Email or click the comment link below and leave your comment.

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 With warm wishes for your parenting success,

Jean

Jean Tracy, MSS


Parenting Tip ~ One Special Way to Bond with Your Child

Dear Parent,

Here's a parenting tip you can use today. It helps you connect and bond with your child. When you connect and bond with fun activities you influence your child's character. Let me know if you already do this:

Rub Your Child's Back for 15 Minutes:

Why? Your child loves it. It offers special time for your child to talk with you, to have simple discussions, and to giggle together.

Your child loves your affection and wants to be close to you. Rubbing his back prompts him to confide in you. You learn the things your child is worrying about. This is an opportunity to help your child. Your child will trust you too.

Don't forget to share jokes and funny stories too. Laughing together creates wonderful bonding time that strengthens your relationship.

Do you rub your child's back? If not, what do you do to spend fun time together? We'd like to share your ideas too. Write to:

Jean Tracy's Email or click the comment link below and leave your comment.

Become an exceptional parent. Subscribe to my Free Parenting Newsletter and receive 80 fun activities to share with your kids at:

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 With warm wishes for your parenting success,

Jean

Jean Tracy, MSS